Lost Pine 03

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Lost Pine 03

The Lost Pine series is a reflection on the loss of the canopy that shaded Bastrop, Texas.

This is the third piece in that series and emotes fire and the anticipated damage of the flaming consumption.

Never have seen seventy-five foot flames in the air before. . . I never want to see them again.

Some art is pleasing to look at. Some art communicates emotion.
The Bastrop County Complex fire was the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, striking areas of Bastrop County in September and October 2011.
Three separate fires started on September 4, 2011, as a result of strong winds caused by nearby Tropical Storm Lee, and merged into one large blaze that burned east of the city of Bastrop.
Two people were killed by the fire, which destroyed 1,673 homes and inflicted an estimated $325 million of insured property damage.
The fire furthermore caused severe damage to Bastrop State Park and the ancient Lost Pines Forest. After being largely contained in late September, the fire was declared controlled on October 10.
     The fire moved underground later in October and was finally extinguished on October 29.

credit Wikipedia

The people of Bastrop County tell thousands of stories about tragedy and miracles, mutual support and loss. The story this painting, Lost Pine 003 tells, is a story of fear. Anyone close to the Pines that were Lost that hot September, knew this fear. Once it started, only thing to do was run.

 

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